Practices of a Bodhisattva: The Six Paramitas

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Date Teaching Length
Mon, 04/07/2014 The Six Paramitas 15:19
Mon, 04/14/2014 Aspects of the Paramitas Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 29:10
Mon, 04/21/2014 Relations Among the Paramitas Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 21:52
Mon, 04/28/2014 Perfecting the Paramitas Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 24:14

Buddhist teachings refer to a set of six interrelated virtues called the transcending perfections, or paramitas—benevolent generosity, ethical discipline, forbearing patience, joyous perseverence, meditative absorption, and discerning wisdom. They are genuine expressions of love and compassion and the means of cultivating one's own true nature. This retreat will help practitioners to understand the different aspects of each virtue, and their relation to each other, and how we can develop them. 

Karma Trinlay Rinpoche was born in Switzerland in 1975 to a French father and an American mother. At thirteen months he was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa and the Venerable Kalu Rinpoche as the reincarnation of an important Buddhist teacher. For the next ten years, Rinpoche traveled the world with Kalu Rinpoche, often serving as his translator. In the course of his spiritual schooling, Rinpoche has received various transmissions and important instructions in Buddhist philosophy and meditation from many highly qualified teachers. Presently working on a doctorate at Sorbonne University, Rinpoche is fluent in English, French, and Tibetan, and is the first Western reincarnation of the Karma Kagyu School.

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Latest Comments in this Retreat

  • Kshantika's picture
    Kshantika commented on
    July 13, 2014, 10:50 am

    Hi, khanti is the pali term for forbearing patience and ksanti is the same term in sanskrit.

  • mmhalliday's picture
    mmhalliday commented on
    June 30, 2014, 7:03 am

    Karladiane - Thanks for expressing your thoughts regarding water and its relative abundance - or not - around the...

  • charuramesh's picture
    charuramesh commented on
    June 9, 2014, 4:57 am

    thanks a lot for the talk - very clear and nice definitions. looking forward to the next segment

  • mitaky's picture
    mitaky commented on
    June 5, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche. I have a little confusion. The third paramita word for forebearing patience is 'Khanti' although...